Julia Challinor, RN, PhD, MS in Education and MS in Med Anthropology, is a graduate of Wheelock College, Boston, MA; San Francisco State University, CA; the University of California, San Francisco, CA; and the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
A former teacher, Julia was the Educational Liaison for children with cancer and those who had survived their disease at the University of California, San Francisco from 1993-2003. During 1994-2006, she also headed A Tomorrow for Children Foundation and worked in partnership with pediatric oncology centers in Latin America.
As an international nursing consultant for oncology with an anthropological perspective, Julia seeks to strengthen nursing resources and opportunities in countries with limited resources.
Since 2011, Julia’s professional focus is mentorship of pediatric oncology nurses in Ethiopia. In Addis Ababa (and expanding to Jimma University Specialized Hospital in Jimma, Ethiopia in February 2016), The Aslan Project-supported team considers the needs of the children, adolescents and parents at Tikur Anbessa Specialized General Hospital as they work to develop an interconnected multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes nurses and parents as key partners.